City of Masvingo has warned residents of Runyararo West and Victoria Ranch that they will have to keep on enduring the buzzing flies invading their homes as there are no signs that an alternative piece of land on which to relocate the dumpsite will be found any time soon.
Responding to questions from TellZim News this week, City of Masvingo acting director in the Department of Environmental Health, Ngonidzashe Mapamula said council could not do anything until government made the alternative land available.
“We are waiting for the government to allocate the land for a new dumpsite. There is nothing we can do for now except maintaining what we have in the best possible condition,” he said.
He said council will bring in a dozer onto the dumpsite to help with compressing the garbage and preventing the scattering of refuse beyond the stipulated space.
Meanwhile, the residents living in the vicinity of the problematic dumpsite have said they will not stop complaining until authorities moved with speed to solve the health hazard.
“We live in a bad area where our houses are invaded by swarms of flies and strong bad smells every day. It’s been five years and counting since promises were made that the dumpsite will be removed. We are being taken for granted,” said Regis Masunda of Runyararo West.